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Posted on 11/17/2006 7:36:24 AM PST by Risha
Arctic resists warming RESEARCHERS: New patterns of cooling ocean currents, winds suggest region is struggling to keep its balance.
By ROBERT LEE HOTZ Los Angeles Times
(Published: November 17, 2006) An international team of scientists reported Thursday that rising temperatures are steadily transforming the Arctic -- warming millions of square miles of permafrost, promoting lush greenery on previously arid tundras and steadily shrinking the annual sea ice.
Yet the researchers also found new patterns of cooling ocean currents and prevailing winds that suggested the Arctic, long considered a bellwether of global warming, may be reverting in some ways to more normal conditions not seen since the 1970s.
Taken together, these findings may be evidence, the researchers said, of the region struggling to keep its balance, as rising temperatures slowly overturn the long-established order of seasonal variations.
"This is a region that is fighting back," said lead author Jacqueline Richter-Menge, a civil engineer at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. "There are things that showed signs of going back to norms, trying to right themselves under very dire circumstances."
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Gee, I thought the scientific community had irrefutably determined that man controlled the Earth......
It used to be "the sky is falling." Now its "the climate is changing, the climate is changing."
At least that's the opinion of top climate scientist, Dr. Chicken Little.
Check this out: http://www.junkscience.com/MSU_Temps/Arctic.htm
Excellent summary of how the global warming crowd lies about the Arctic.
. . . as a result of Global Warming, no doubt.
Alright Artic, we are about to pull the plug if you don't toe the line.
Quote from article: "New patterns of cooling ocean currents, winds suggest region is struggling to keep its balance."
Struggle? A region essentially devoid of people can struggle? Where do these people learn to write?
In other news; it's been reported that the Sahara resists cooling.
It must be the mid term election results. The Dems are in charge now so the Artic is fighting back.
"suggest region is struggling to keep its balance."
Huh? The geophysical forces that determine climate are adjusting themselves in an effort to maintain the statut-quo? This is absolute lunacy.
Funny, BTW, that those who believe that the earth is an organism have a notion that the earth's preferred state of affairs is that which is most hospitable to man. So they try to get us to stop global warming by warning of the human cost. If the earth is an organism, why should it care about mankind? And if man is a threat to the earth, shouldn't the earth itself be voluntarily and consciously adjusting the climate to the detriment of man as a form of "pest control"?
Quick - we need a conspiracy to undermine the Arctic struggle for whatever.
Gee, the arctic region is quite feisty. I didn't know it even realized, what was happening to it. It's nice to see that the arctic is aware and paying attention. I give it kudos for having the will to fight back.
(snicker... nice science...)
quagmire - we need to redeploy to the moon..
Do SUV's dream of electric-hybrid sheep at night???
So...are these "scientists" suggesting that the Hand of God is at play here? How else can a 'region' be a conscious being?
"The tundra is becoming greener with the growth of more shrubs, he said. This development is causing problems in some areas as herds of reindeer migrate."
So what will these enviro whackos do about this???
Wow, what personification! This entity, Gaea derived or a separate subordinate god, is now seen by the mighty scientific community as combating the evil machinations of powerful, capitalist Man. We must take pause and be impressed.
Probably in reference to the limited homeostatic control of a chaotic climatic system.
Betcha the fighting is being done by the Viking Kitties.
< /sarcasm >
This whole article is an answer to the question:
This will dash the hopes of RATs in congress to parade some eskimos sweating in mesh tank tops under the bright lights of Henry Waxman's committee, with the intend to spread the man made global warming hoax.
Oh God! We have got to to, somehow, stop this from happening!
Animism - The doctrine that supernatural beings (or souls) endowed with reason, intelligence and volition inhabit ordinary objects, tools, animals and natural phenomena. The human being is often regarded as on a roughly equal footing with animals, plants and natural forces.
(.....more worship of nature's pagan gods by the junk environmentalists of the Left).
So with 'incomplete data' they decided their 'facts' aren't wrong, the earth is 'hiding' them from everyone else.
It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
"Have these folks become converts to intelligent design theory?"
I didn't even want to go there, as I don't have time, but the parallel with intelligent design theory is here, as it is with "organic food" - which requires a belief in intelligent design, even though most people who embrace organic food probably don't realize it.
Under Darwinism, plants and animals adapt so as to insure their survival. One means of that adaption is to make it unlikely other creatures will eat you.
Yet if we believe that the most perfect food for humans is "natural" food, then the "natural" food's ambition must be to cater to humans, which is not consistent with Darwinism. Either that, or the reason that the "natural" food is the best for humans is that God made it that way.
It will not do to say that humans adapted to the food that pre-existed, becuase that would not explain how rhubarb, for example, has edible stalks and poisoned leaves, or how some mushrooms are edible and others are deadly. No, Man survived for eons eating natural food because that is all that was on offer.
There is a counter argument to my "natural food" theory which is sort of consistent with Darwinism, that the food makes itself palatable to humans so that humans will grow lots of it, therefore perpetuating the food's existence, but that would have to be some very shrewd and clever food.
Man is not the one who will destroy the earth. The one who made it will.
The NOAA has already reported that the oceans have been cooling for the last 10 years.
Note the Gaia overtone, as though the Earth were a pagan mother goddess trying to "fight back". That's a little sick to me.
Last week we had above average temps. This week we have below average temps. Sounds like the averages have averaged themselves out.
Al Gore better change his crusade to saving us from manbearpig.
now here is a perfect example of environMENTALism.
To be imperically precise, the author is obviously predjudiced by flawed scientific emotional extrapolation with an anthropomorphic model of global temperature analysis...
in laymens terms....an environmental kook or "tree hugger"
lmao, mother nature (who's obviously liberal) is taking a stand against SUV driving Republicans but alas, if we don't act now, all is lost. We must get with the program, buy a hybrid car; but flying around the globe in a private jet (like to UN meetings on global warming) is fine. Mother nature makes allowances for Al Gore and Hollywood.
Some of the best poets--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Milton--have mentioned that if they put consciousness into inanimate objects when they were learning how poetry is done they would receive a severe discipline from their writing teacher.
Or, "the sea level is rising, the sea level is rising!"
Obviously they were referring to Gaia, the all encompassing spirit of the earth, also costar of Captain Planet.
How do inanimate objects "struggle"?
STRUGGLING TO KEEP ITS BALANCE???
What on earth is that supposed to mean?
Other than: We're not seeing the predicted global warming in the Arctic.
You're correct that "anthromorphism (......the attribution of human characteristics.....to such things as objects, the forces of nature......") hits the nail on the head
Hence, "the Arctic fights back....." and "the Arctic resists.....".
ASOC to the "ism" rescue!
Oct here in the sub-arctic was below average temperature. Nov so far is way below average temperature. This isn't the Arctic, of course, merely next-door to the Arctic.
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Don't confuse the global warming dogma with facts...
Great link - thanks!
"In other news; it's been reported that the Sahara resists cooling."
In other news, Part 2:
The Florida Everglades resists the onslaught of alligators and air-boats.
No rescue attempt ; )
Animism was not a bad choice, it just carries a religious overtone.
And given the Left, where Gaia Syndrome passes for some as a personal religion.....
I just thought anthromorphism might be the better pick, as the article did not seem to have religious overtones, only bad writing.
I got lucky on a slow and cold morning, Friday being free for me.
Have fun, life has so much to enjoy.